Maintaining your yard is a necessary, monumental task. But it can also take a toll on your hearing. Trimmers, lawn mowers, chainsaws, and more create damaging noise levels that can impair or ruin your hearing.
Noise-induced hearing loss affects nearly 40 million adults in the United States, alone. Continuous exposure or even a single exposure can be the culprit. Anything over 85 decibels is risky business.
Here are the decibel levels of some lawn equipment:
You can protect your hearing while doing yard maintenance in a number of ways:
Try to do everything you can to protect your hearing. But if you think you might already have hearing damage due to loud noises, please contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.